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their attacks and avenged it was elected to the senate here. this is the first meaningful gun safety legislature be taken up since i was elected to this body over 16 years ago. we are here because of newtown, connecticut. there's no question about it. if little over two years ago one of our own, gabrielle giffords from arizona at a town meeting was gunned down by being shot point link in the face and we did nothing. no hearings, no changes in the law. it is just another gun statistic too many people, but newtown touched our hearts. to think is beautiful little children could be massacred in their grade school classroom pier one child was shot 11 times. 11 times. this semi automatic weapon that was firing off rounds as fast as the deranged individual could vote them. so we are here today in the beginning of the debate on this important legislation. what is at stake here? well, this is about background checks. here's the basic questions we need to ask. do we believe the current federal law, which prohibits a convicted felon, a person under the court to avoid domestic abuse, a person judged mentall
three trials, and 2000 for being an election year, and the republican party being famous for being spineless did nothing. helddent bush should have an immediate press conference, announced the justices on the supreme court are insane. these people are not bank robbers. they are harming terrorist. toy will not be given access lawyers, not given civilian trials. we will line them up against the wall and shoot them. host: we will have to leave it there. guest: the supreme court decision he was referring to in 2004 did not say they were required to go to article ii courts, and the detainees, lawyers were working very hard on behalf of the detainees and filed the first sue for access to the detainees and on release, weeks after they got there in january 2002, and i would say saidi have pushed for and publicly many times and luckily it is happening now, that especially the detainees before military commissions in the 9/11 as cole walmart, be given the most highly qualified, as defense counsel our country has produced. they have these council. the besthe lawyers are criminal defense lawye
members who voted the other way today and perhaps in the next election to challenge them. bring the issue forward to the american people. this is worth the fight. we have got to stand up to bring sensible gun safety to america. god forbid what tomorrow's victims will be, but we know they will be there. we have to do everything we can to spare another family from this agree. thank you. let me salute all of my andeagues, particularly joe the families who have lit a candle. that is a hard, hard thing to do when you go through what they went through. you do not want to get out of bed, let alone come here and argue truth to power, which you have done. it will not be forgotten. it will be helpful. mistruth, brute, political force won out over what is right. america will be a less safe place because of it. i say to the families, i say to the american people, many cannot understand what is happening here in this capital. don't give up faith. things change quickly in washington. they have changed for gay marriage. they are changing for immigration. they will change for gun safety sooner than you t
in vietnam and trying to end it, first as an activist and then as an -- actually an elected leader in my county. and i think about how many people died in the ten-year war of vietnam, and it's a little bit more than 50,000 in a ten-year period, and it turned our country upside-down, upside-down. i have to tell you, i lived through it. generation against generation. it was a very, very tough time in this nation. people lost faith in the country. it was tough. and yet we have 31,000 people killed every year in america, and it's something we all kind of just say okay, that's terrible, but we don't do anything about it. but we are about to do something about it. that is very important, i think, and it may not be everything that i would want to do, given my history on this issue, but i will say if we can move forward with sensible background checks -- and i thank senators manchin and toomey so much, so much for their work on this -- and we can do something about straw purchasers and we can do something about making our schools safer which i am pleased to say i wrote the legislation that's in
of global warming the unusual photograph of president obama and governor right before the election. in the united states there's a large contingent of climate change doubters. what do you say to that part of the tows persuade them that climate change is real? >> would be take a look at me. i'm the picture of obama and governor chris christie. [laughter] because according to the ground rules of u.s. presidential campaigns, such an embrace three days before election day was an absolute taboo. and talk to the people new jersey or new york that had their homes destroyed and their communities destroyed due to the extreme weather events. look up on the map side, the report of china in january or february. one example, just to give you a visual image is the melting of the arctic sea ice in my part of the world. the consequence -- [inaudible] so whether we call it climate change or not, that's a political concept, which i know has positive or negative connotations, but the ice melting is a reality. and the consequences of the ice melting in my part of the world is extreme weather in united
sports, that does the things that it does. it's a great political city. you get a lot of elections going on this year, so many things going on. want to get back to normal. >> in fact, the "boston herald" editorial today, shelly, raises the question will we ever feel safe again? and i wonder if you've come to any conclusions about that. >> we will -- boston will regroup. what i love are some of the letters that are pouring in. my office is also a repository for letters to the editor. i love the ones from people who said, you know, we've never run a marathon in our lives, but, damn it, we're going to start training and we're going to be back and be here next year. i love that kind of spirit. it's a sort of thing that will make us heal, and it real make us feel, safe. yes, we will be very cautionary. we'll be okay with having our bags searched when we go into the mbta, but not forever, and we hope not for very long. >> you know, i personally was moved yesterday, jeff, when i was with one of the groups of moms that i talked to on a local playground, and there had been some word about movemen
. rogers for coming together. that's what we are elected to do, to come together in a bipartisan way and deal with difficult issues. they were difficult issues, but we are here today to all support this amendment. the white house and the privacy groups raise this as one of the main issues with the bill. these groups are concerned that there was an impression, wrongly, that the military would control the program. this was never the case, but we heard these concerns and we are addressing them in this amendment. it means that companies sharing information about cyberthreats will go to the department of homeland security, a civilian agency. if the information is related to cybersecurity crime, the companies will go to the department of justice, another civilian agency. the amendment requires that the department of homeland security share this information with other government agencies in real time so they can use it to protect against future cyberthreats and attacks. the amendment ensures we protect the security of our nation, but also protect the privacy and liberties of our country and
brother, the 26-year-old was a registered voter, and had voted in elections the last couple of years. >> stephanie: interesting. eric holder yesterday. >> i want to assure you, the citizens of boston and all americans that we are working tirelessly to determine who was responsible for this incident. >> stephanie: and as you were saying david again is this indicative at all of a larger organization or just another guy, this unnamed suspect? >> yeah that's one of the things, if they can take the younger brother alive is it possible these were just a couple of knuckle heads acting on their own because of their perverted belief about islam, or did they get sophisticated help? and these are all of the reasons that police have literally thousands of agents tracking down every family and friend of these two brothers just so see what are the sections that they have had, did they get any help and where did the help come from? >> james clapper yesterday. >> we don't know yet whether the attack was planned and executed by a terrorist organization, foreign or domestic or if
been one where there has been a lot of uncertainty. part of that by our election and the changing government in china. and part of it uncertainty by what's going on in europe. as these things settle out. as china gets more secure in its path forward based on government change, as we continue to make progress in this country towards our issues, i think you will see that confidence build. industrial production only 1% in the first quarter. it's predicted to be 2.5% of the year. auto builds down 1% in the u.s. i'm sorry. down 1% in the world in the first quarter. supposed to be up 2% for the year. so i think there's a belief that 2013 is going to strengthen with each quarter as we go through it. >> ellen, thank you very much for joining us today. >> great. it's a pleasure. thank you, becky. >>> when we come back, apple trying to turn things around after a tough winter. up next, we will get a preview from analyst paul meeks. revolutionizing an industry can be a tough act to follow, but at xerox we've embraced a new role. working behind the scenes to provide companies with services...
president george w. bush was elected, he expanded the program with project safe neighborhoods, focused the saoeupl -- same. unfortunately, under the current administration, this has not been a priority. indeed, firearms cases, prosecutions have dropped 30% in the obama justice department. all of us are united in wanting to stop violent crime, and in particular stop violent crime with firearms. i would suggest the most effective way to do so is ensure that we are prosecuting violent criminals who use firearms. and for that reason, this amendment creates a national project exile that would in particular focus on the 15 jurisdictions with the highest violent crime rates and three tribal jurisdictions with the highest crime rates. and it would devote $45 million -- $15 million a year for three years -- for more assistant u.s. attorneys and agents to pros violent gun crimes. to target exactly who we want to target: violent criminals. a third element -- and i would note as well, actually before we get to the third element, i would note as well that this legislation also includes new language
that you are disappointed and if they don't act this time you will remember come election time. to the wide majority of nra households who supported this legislation you need to let your leadership and lobbyists in washington know they didn't represent your views on this one. the point is those who care deeply about preventing more and more gun violence will have to be as passionate and is organized and his vocal as those who blocked it -- the commonsense steps to help keep our children safe. ultimately you outnumbered those who argue the other way but they are better organized and they are better financed. they have been at it longer, and they make sure that they focus on this one issue during election and that is the reason why you can pass something that 90% of americans support and you can't get it through the senate or the house of representatives. to change washington used the american people are going to have to sustain some passion about this. when necessary you have to send the right people to washington and that requires strength and requires persistence and that's the one thing t
, the votes that were cast. votes have consequences just as elections do, and the people of america will remember our job now is to raise awareness, spread the rage that we feel, raise the rage and organize and enable and empower citizens to be heard and heeded by this body, whether in the next election or before then, and my hope is that it will be before then because we must act before the next election, and that action is an opportunity, a historic moment that we must seize. not everyone in this body turned its back on the victims of newtown or on this cause yesterday, and there were genuine profiles in courage on this floor in this body. first and foremost, senator manchin who led the fight on background checks and forged a compromise that should have won the day. and republicans who chose to buck their own leadership and follow their hearts and consciences, senators mccain, collins, kirk and toomey. the american people will thank you. and there are democrats who took some tough votes. tough votes particularly for their states. and i want to thank senators hagan, casey, landrieu
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